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Old 02-20-2014, 07:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How does everyone handle their dog whining and barking in the car when you pull up to a place? Do you ignore him so he doesn't get any attention? What methods work well?


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Old 02-20-2014, 08:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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My 10 mo used to get frustratingly excited when we got close to a place he liked, or a person he knew was outside the car, or ANY time he saw another dog. Maniac-excited.

I made the mistake when he was younger of letting him jump out as soon as we got home (as soon as I opened his door) because he was literally tearing my car apart. I reformed and began a sit and wait routine until he was calm. I always have his prong on the car for this reason...he is a big boy and in the beginning, I needed it to keep him in there. He got much better A LOT faster (amazing what a bit common sense will do if you use it ). I also bought an SUV so he coikd be crated.

Also, when I'm driving and he's calm for a few minutes, I toss a treat back. When he's wild, I ignore. I gave up the crate about a month ago, and so far so good.

We still have an issue when he sees dogs but mostly I think its improving with maturity.

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My 10 mo used to get frustratingly excited when we got close to a place he liked, or a person he knew was outside the car, or ANY time he saw another dog. Maniac-excited.

I made the mistake when he was younger of letting him jump out as soon as we got home (as soon as I opened his door) because he was literally tearing my car apart. I reformed and began a sit and wait routine until he was calm. I always have his prong on the car for this reason...he is a big boy and in the beginning, I needed it to keep him in there. He got much better A LOT faster (amazing what a bit common sense will do if you use it ). I also bought an SUV so he coikd be crated.

Also, when I'm driving and he's calm for a few minutes, I toss a treat back. When he's wild, I ignore. I gave up the crate about a month ago, and so far so good.

We still have an issue when he sees dogs but mostly I think its improving with maturity.

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Ok. I can throw a treat back. Good idea. I ignore him if he acts bad BC I thought it reinforced the bad behavior by giving him attention. I only gathered that by the trainer saying when it crate him and he whines to ignore him BC he wants attention even if it's negative so I figured this was the same. He won't jump out of the car unless told. He is told to wait and he waits. At any door we actually do this.


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Titan used to bark at the guys in the drive thrus and going onto base. I just started to tell him to lay down when we were pull up. And if I see him start.. I say "enough" I noticed by making him lay down ahead of time he doesn't feel the need to bark.. initially it was with treats. Pulling up to the place "titan, platz" treat. If he started to get up.. "platz" treat. If he was quiet, he got a treat too.

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Titan used to bark at the guys in the drive thrus and going onto base. I just started to tell him to lay down when we were pull up. And if I see him start.. I say "enough" I noticed by making him lay down ahead of time he doesn't feel the need to bark.. initially it was with treats. Pulling up to the place "titan, platz" treat. If he started to get up.. "platz" treat. If he was quiet, he got a treat too.

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Ok so what about when we actually get out of the car and walk away. He goes nuts. When we come back he has stopped and is just sitting there or should I just ignore it. We are taking him everywhere with us to get him more used to it. He is 4 and only started this last year. He never really did it before. Right now he is in his cage for down time (recommended by the trainer) and we are to ignore him completely which is hard BC I want to tell him to be quiet.


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I never had bad car behavior as an issue myself, but...one of the first things I taught was they stay in the car until I release them!

Car parked dogs door open, they stay until I tell them to come out!

Great way to teach "Stay" at the same time long leash if needed secured to the car. Have them get in say stay if they hop out..back in they go, door open say stay repeat as needed! They get the idea pretty quick! Treat when they get it right!

Translates easily to the house front door!
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How old is the dog? I think it works best to start when they are small. I could have all five of mine in the car and they don't make a peep, but they have all been going with me on errands since I got each of them. I mean I took them everywhere I could in the car whenever I could. I would think its the same for an older dog. Make it a routine and within that routine you determine what is allowed or not. I would just sit with the dog in the car and reward when he's quiet and correct when not. Its hard to do if you are driving, but you can always do test runs and sit in parking lots, at the park, near drive thru's, etc(all while in the car). Its not much different if you have a reactive dog on a leash. Find the distance and work with that distance for a while, move closer and work with that, etc.
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How old is the dog? I think it works best to start when they are small. I could have all five of mine in the car and they don't make a peep, but they have all been going with me on errands since I got each of them. I mean I took them everywhere I could in the car whenever I could. I would think its the same for an older dog. Make it a routine and within that routine you determine what is allowed or not. I would just sit with the dog in the car and reward when he's quiet and correct when not. Its hard to do if you are driving, but you can always do test runs and sit in parking lots, at the park, near drive thru's, etc(all while in the car). Its not much different if you have a reactive dog on a leash. Find the distance and work with that distance for a while, move closer and work with that, etc.

He is 4 and we are trying to work on him being overly reactive. Just started that. It starts off when we leave but then he stops. He starts back up when we pull in a parking lot or the house. I can easily throw a treat back there with the other hand. Not sure why all the sudden he started this. The get thought he has anxiety and put him on amitryptolene. Didn't work at all!


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Ok so what about when we actually get out of the car and walk away. He goes nuts. When we come back he has stopped and is just sitting there or should I just ignore it. We are taking him everywhere with us to get him more used to it. He is 4 and only started this last year. He never really did it before. Right now he is in his cage for down time (recommended by the trainer) and we are to ignore him completely which is hard BC I want to tell him to be quiet.


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Does he usually bark when anyone leaves and walks away? If so then who ever is in the car needs to do training when he barks. Same concept of lay down amd enough with treats. If he only does it when everyone walks away then you can try ignoring it, but I'd actually teach him an end all command. Mine is "enough." I would walk a small distance away and when he barks.. say "enough" when he quiets.. treat. And increase distance. Not sure if that will work.. I haven't tried that but if I were you I would.

Someone else mentioned "stay" which sounds like a great idea. Teach "Stay" outside the car. Pretty much where he isn't allowed to leave that spot until you come back to him. This may give him a "job" while you are gone by commanding him to "stay"

Noooooo expert here just ideas that I would try if I were in your shoes.

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He does well with stay. He is now staying in a down stance and it's been 15 minutes. So I will try that and see how it goes. Thanks. Any advice helps for sure!


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